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  • BACK TO SCHOOL CURTIS !!!
  • FOX Sports Sun extends with P1 AquaX and P1 SuperStock
  • TORQUAY – WHAT’S GOING ON
  • TEAM CHINA AND ABU DHABI TRIUMPH IN ROUEN 24
  • END OF ROUEN FOR ABU DHABI 36
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BACK TO SCHOOL CURTIS !!!

When he told me, I thought he was joking, but no, multi-world Class 1 champion Steve Curtis MBE is having to go back to basics and enrol in Neil Holmes Powerboat Training School to enable him to obtain an RYA licence. Presumably too much time has passed since he last held an RYA licence that he has to start again.

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FOX Sports Sun extends with P1 AquaX and P1 SuperStock

The regional sports network will broadcast the entire 24-race P1 AquaX Pro Tour and the 20-race P1 SuperStock USA series from May through to November. The deal allows other FOX Sports regional networks to broadcast the P1 AquaX programs providing a near national coverage and a 60 million household reach. This is the latest chapter in a story of increasing international TV distribution for P1, and chief executive James Durbin…

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TORQUAY – WHAT’S GOING ON

It will be interesting to see the outcome of the two events scheduled for Torquay, Devon during May. The OCRDA (Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association) under the chairmanship of Rob McCarthy kicks off proceedings and we understand there could be a good turnout for the first meeting of the season. The mystery is, two weeks later, SEPA (South East Powerboat Association) under the Barrie Williams banner are also staging their…

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TEAM CHINA AND ABU DHABI TRIUMPH IN ROUEN 24

Having enjoyed the Rouen 24 hour race on several occasions, I know how difficult it is to keep awake for the duration of the race but reigning world F1 champion Philippe Chiappe seems to have no trouble as this was his 4th victory in this famous race. Chiappe together with Peter and Nelson Morin driving a Class 1 Moore hull finished a country mile ahead of their nearest rival. Although…

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END OF ROUEN FOR ABU DHABI 36

Its a tough race, the Rouen 24 hours and one of the early casualties on Sauturday was Abu Dhabi’s boat number 36 crewed by Al Mehairbi, Rashid Al Qamzi, Alberto Comparato and Al Tayer (we are not sure who was driving at the time. However the latest good news is boat 35, crewed by the experienced Alex Carella, Thani Al Qamzi, Majed-Al Mansoori and Tulio Abbate were lying in 2nd…

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F1 CARS ARE NOW ADOPTING ENCLOSED COCKPITS

It was only a matter of time before F1 cars started introducing enclosed cockpits (well almost) after the recent death of a driver who ran into a tow truck. Whether a windscreen would have saved his life, we will never know. However Filippe Massa would certainly have been protected a few years ago when a spring from the car in front broke away and caused Massa serious head injuries. Although…

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UIM PHOTO COMPETITION FAVOURS PROFESSIONALS

We have just seen the list of winners in the annual UIM Photo competition. I understand this competition is open to all-comers but it does not seem fair on those amateurs who send in their photos only to discover Simon Palfrader, in a helicopter has won the catergory. Simon is an excellent photographer but he is a professional who has the luxury of being in all the prime spots at…

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BUMPER FLEET FOR OPENING CIRCUIT EVENT OF 2016

What are the inshore-circuit organisers doing right which the offshore brigade are are not. At the first offshore race of 2016 at Allhallows seven teams took part. The first event for circuit drivers at Oulton Broad over this up and coming August Bank Holiday, over fifty pilots have signed up, there’s something wring somewhere. A  fleet of F2 boats will be taking part and a healthy selection of GT boats…

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ABU DHABI MAKES ROUEN 24 HOUR DEBUT

For the first time in the history of the famous Rouen 24 hour race, a two boat team from the UAE will be up against the best from Europe which includes reigning UIM World F1 champion Philippe Chiappe. Flying the Abu Dhabi flag of the ADIMSC, the teams will feature Thani Al Qamzi, Alex Carella, Majed Al-Mansoori and Tullio Abbate in boat number 35 and Mohammed Al-Mehairbi, Rashid Al Qamzi,…

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Bristol News & Media

THUNDERCATS COULD BE IN CLEVEDON UK THIS SUMMER

Clevedon, Somerset on the Bristol Channel could be a new venue for Thundercats this summer. Promotor Fiona Pascoe is in talks withe the local Chamber of Commerce and the event is in an advanced stage for the two day meeting to be staged over the August Bank Holiday, Fiona has worked tirelessly to attract new venues and Clevedon are keen to introduce new attractions. Clevedon’s  spokesman in confident it will…

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EDOX AND GEICO SUPPORT SBI 2016 SERIES

Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce EDOX Watches, the revolutionary and innovative watchmaker since 1884, as the ‘Official Timing Partner’ of Super Boat International. Also, GEICO, providing affordable insurance since 1936, returns in 2016 as an official sponsor, who continues to proudly support SBI. Also in the second year of their sponsorship agreement with SBI, Southern Racing Fuels returns as the official supplier of Sunoco Race Fuels. The…

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EDOX AND GEICO SIGN UP FOR SBI

Super Boat International (SBI) is proud to announce EDOX Watches, the revolutionary and innovative watchmaker since 1884, as the ‘Official Timing Partner’ of Super Boat International. Also, GEICO, providing affordable insurance since 1936, returns in 2016 as an official sponsor, who continues to proudly support SBI. Also in the second year of their sponsorship agreement with SBI, Southern Racing Fuels returns as the official supplier of Sunoco Race Fuels. The…

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